for children of the 70s

anonymous asked:

2012 anon from last night, I'm sorry if I came across the wrong way, and I know from another ask that you didn't have the best experience with those tags. But I guess my message overall was that there was less overall harassment then even by a rando (I never ventured into tags much anyway so)

no, you’re fine anon.

it’s just that this stuff goes in cycles. every generation will have antis. every show will have its bad crowd. in the 60s, women were burning comic books because it taught their children violence. in the 70s and 80s, they were boycotting and chanting horror movies made kids violent. in the 90s it was video games make people criminals.

now it’s being around gay people makes you gay, and reading problematic pseudo-rape stories makes you a rapist and danger to society.

you see the common denominator?

people who don’t understand how something works, fear it most.

~ Mod Filth

Jackie is a First Nations painter and activist from Winnipeg, Canada. She started to paint while she was in prison and this changed her life. I met her 5 months ago and I was fascinated by her story and her incredible strength.

Back in the 60s and 70s, thousands of indigenous children living on reserves were taken from their families and brought to the city to be adopted or interned in boarding schools.

As a child, Jackie spent a lot of time in a boarding school, while her brother and two sisters were sent for adoption in other areas. After losing her mother, she found herself alone in the world. Without hope and support, she got into trouble and ended up in a women’s jail.

While in detention, she started to paint. This was the turning point in her life. Jackie’s paintings and birthday cards became very popular in prison, being bought by the other women. For the first time, her life had meaning. This gave her strength and hope to start a new path.

After being released, she took her portfolio to the University of Manitoba and was accepted to study fine arts. After years of hard work and studies, her paintings became more appreciated, and Jackie started to make a name for herself. But she didn’t forget about other First Nations women.

Hundreds of indigenous women have disappeared, committed suicide or been murdered in Winnipeg since Jackie was born. She wanted to raise awareness about that and make a change. That’s why First Nations women are the main theme of her painting and her activism.

Jackie has three daughters and one granddaughter, and she wants to create a safer world for them. “I didn’t have anybody to stick up for me when I was young,” she told me. “But my daughters and my granddaughter have me to stick up for them.”

festival of the flower children love-in, Woburn Abbey UK 1967


Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo | 1981 | Uli Edel | West Germany

I was born in the 70s.  Where were the children that banged their head against the wall, needed diapers in school, cried uncontrollably, had Guillain Barre or other severe neurological and developmental impairment in the 80′s and even 90′s?  These were not a common event, in fact, I never saw these symptoms in my neighborhood or school, never heard of them, ever.  But these horrible signs and symptoms are not rare now. 

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